Conclusion: The Dell Studio 17 is one of the best-looking 17-inch laptops ever created. Its performance is also very good, especially considering its reasonable price point. The Studio 17 should appeal to anyone who’s looking for desktop replacement-type features without having to settle for the boxy, bulky style that laptops of this type usually sport.
Summary: Although it costs a reasonable $1,164, the Dell Studio 17 has the power of a much more expensive notebook: a blazing quad-core Intel Core i7 processor that’s perfect for multitaskers and multimedia fiends, a full gigabyte of dedicated graphics memory, a fast, 7,200-rpm hard drive, and a nine-cell battery that outlasts other desktop replacements.
Pros: Strong performance for the money, Crisp loud JBL speakers, Relatively long battery life, Reasonably priced,
Cons: Full HD display costs extra, Bottom gets hot, Keyboard has some flex,
Summary: Big and tough enough to look after itself, it will easily stand up to the demands of a full family battering it day in day out. What's more, it's superhero powerful, making it easier to consign your old desktop PC to the recycler.
Summary: Sometimes you want more performance than what a typical big-screen machine offers, and on that front the Dell Studio 17 delivers. You get a fast dual-core processor, discrete graphics, a humongous hard drive, and a beautiful high-res display. And we really like what Dell has done with its Dock interface and webcam software. However, the look of the system isn’t for everyone, and we’d like to see less-finicky volume controls.
Pros: Vibrant display with good viewing angles, Great performance, Intuitive on-screen dock, Discrete graphics,
Excerpt: With the average laptop, one sticky issue is the relatively small size of the display and keyboard - a necessary trade-off to keep users from suffering muscle strain while toting the notebook around. However, if you're looking for a system that you can keep in one location the majority of the time yet pack up easily to get it out of the way when necessary, you need a desktop-replacement laptop.
Excerpt: The Dell Studio 17 1747 is a hefty beast. You'll want to use it as a desktop replacement rather than a portable to carry around with you. Still, the glossy black case with subtle patterning and red edging looks pretty neat, so it won't be out of place on your desk, whether that's in the office or bedroom.
Pros: Great-looking screen, responsive and fast computer chip, neat extra features and good battery life
Cons: Disappointing and occasionally unresponsive touchscreen, occasional lapses in styling
Dell Studio 17 (Windows 7, touchscreen) review Review
26 March 2010
Summary: The touchscreen Studio 17 offers good performance, but it's too expensive for a machine in Dell's mid-range series, and, at this price, it should really have a display with a 'Full HD' resolution
Pros: Well-implemented multi-touch display, Impressive performance, Good audio capabilities
Cons: Too expensive, Screen doesn't offer a 'Full HD' resolution
Summary: Before the iPhone was launched, the mobile networks were worried that the ‘ multitouch ’ control system wouldn’t catch on. How wrong they were – it’s now a standard feature for smartphones , and laptops and monitors are only just catching up. As such, Dell’s latest incarnation of its Studio 17 line boasts a multitouch display, but it’s much more than a me-too device.
Summary: If you’re looking for a desktop replacement with processing power, plenty of storage, an excellent screen and great connectivity options then the Dell Studio 17 (1735) is a hard product to beat.